Uncover the root cause
There can be many pieces to a puzzle. In helping children and adults achieve their full potential, we examine potential limiting factors. If the brain has difficulty processing light, it can cause focus issues, learning difficulties, low motivation, discipline problems, poor self-esteem, headaches and many other symptoms. The child or adult might have perfect vision, but their brains cannot process the information gathered from the eyes. This may be a result of Irlen Syndrome, a perceptual processing disorder that goes undetected when focused only on symptoms.
Living with Irlen Syndrome
For children and adults with Irlen Syndrome, words on the page may be distorted. They can appear to be moving, blurry and unevenly spaced. The white background of the page can wash out the words. Undiagnosed individuals constantly cope with visual strain and revert back to brain stem function. This “survival mode” limits access to higher cortical centers of the brain. In some cases, this may lead to misdiagnoses and unnecessary medication. Irlen Syndrome may be a contributing factor in:
- Concussion syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- General learning disabilities
- Focus and behavior issues